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Morris County travel field hockey coach charged with offering to pay player for sexually explicit images

BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP, NJ (Somerset County) – A Morris County travel field hockey coach has been charged for allegedly offering to pay a female player for sexually explicit images, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald.

Brett Clay, 39, of Flemington was arrested without incident on March 28 and charged with second-degree endangering the welfare of a minor. He was then lodged in the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing, McDonald said.

On March 27, the Bridgewater Police Department contacted the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victim’s Unit regarding an allegation that a travel field hockey coach employed by a private field hockey program located in Mount Olive Township was exchanging sexually explicit text messages with a 17-year-old female player, McDonald said.

The teen, a Bridgewater resident, was interviewed at the Child Advocacy Center by detectives from the Special Victim’s Unit and she reported communicating with Clay through text messages, McDonald said.

She told detectives that in late December 2023 or early January 2024, the messages became sexual in nature and at one point, Clay offered the victim money in exchange for sexually explicit images, McDonald said.

Anyone with information relating to this investigation to contact the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victim’s Unit at 908-231-7100 or the Bridgewater Township Police Department at 908-725-6200 or via the STOPit app.

The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ. Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). All anonymous STOPit reports, and Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.

Jay Edwards

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